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Shakur Rasheed blast double to headlock (link)

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Great reaction, but the move itself was generated as much by the underhook of Brennan as any initial movement by Rasheed.  If you want to see a nearly fluid transition from a duck under/high crotch to a headlock, click on link below:

 

http://www.flowrestling.org/video/805838-174lbs-match-kyle-crutchmer-osu-vs-alex-meyer-iowa

 

He may deserve to lose a beautypoint or 2 for not finishing with a pin........... 

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Those "beauty points" would have won his team the dual meet ... 

 

 

Great reaction, but the move itself was generated as much by the underhook of Brennan as any initial movement by Rasheed.  If you want to see a nearly fluid transition from a duck under/high crotch to a headlock, click on link below:

 

http://www.flowrestling.org/video/805838-174lbs-match-kyle-crutchmer-osu-vs-alex-meyer-iowa

 

He may deserve to lose a beautypoint or 2 for not finishing with a pin........... 

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My biggest concern with Rasheed is wether he can handle the grind of a B1G schedule and still be ready for the B1G tournament followed by NCAA's. I think Morgan M had a great season in his first year and faded at the end a bit. The Scuffle will be a great test to see if he can handle multiple tough matches in a row. Morelli may be able to handle the grind a bit better.

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My biggest concern with Rasheed is wether he can handle the grind of a B1G schedule and still be ready for the B1G tournament followed by NCAA's. I think Morgan M had a great season in his first year and faded at the end a bit. The Scuffle will be a great test to see if he can handle multiple tough matches in a row. Morelli may be able to handle the grind a bit better.

 

Not sure that the 2 situations are all that comparable.

 

McIntosh was a true fresh his 1st year, and he barely had to cut any weight. His fading toward the end of the season had more to do with his injured leg than anything else.

 

Rasheed is a RS freshman, which is a significant difference. On the flip side, unlike McIntosh in his true fresh season, Rasheed is cutting a good bit of weight. Barring an injury, his biggest issue is likely to how he manages the weight cut.

 

The Scuffle should give us some info on Rasheed, though it's possible that we'll learn that conditioning isn't an issue, but his inexperience with college wrestling is an issue.

 

Morelli certainly has more experience, and would likely do well for PSU at 165. Rasheed appears to have a higher ceiling, though it remains to be seen how consistent he is. 

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My biggest concern with Rasheed is wether he can handle the grind of a B1G schedule and still be ready for the B1G tournament followed by NCAA's. I think Morgan M had a great season in his first year and faded at the end a bit. The Scuffle will be a great test to see if he can handle multiple tough matches in a row. Morelli may be able to handle the grind a bit better.

Agreed. 

 

The problem is, I don't see Morelli being an AA this year. He could win a match, or maybe even 2, but I don't think he is quite good enough.

 

Rasheed, while arguably worse than Morelli right now, has a higher ceiling. He can pull off being an AA with the right mix of improvement, seeding and experience between now and then. 

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